Vietnam DMZ

Visit the Vietnam DMZ

During the Vietnam War (1954-1975), North and South Vietnam were separated by the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). The Vietnam DMZ was put into place as a result of the Geneva Accords, drafted in July 1954. The creation of the buffer zone marked the start of the Vietnam War (called the American War in Vietnam, or, in full, the War Against the Americans to Save the Nation).

The DMZ lies roughly between Phong Nha and Hue, near Dong Ha. The area is about 10 kilometers wide and 100 kilometers long – about 5 kilometers on either side of the Ben Hai River. The stretched out Vietnam is at its narrowest here.

Despite its function as a demilitarized zone, the DMZ was the scene of several bloody battles. Today, a few decades later, communities of etnic minorities once again inhabited the area, and many rubber and coffee plantations are located here. Visit the area with a local guide during a DMZ tour and immerse yourself in the recent war history that is certainly still fresh in the memory of older inhabitants of Vietnam.

Explore the area during a Vietnam DMZ Tour

Among the plantations, you’ll find several impressive Vietnam War sites: the Khe Sanh army base, the famous Ho Chi Minh Trail, the sprawling Truong Son cemetery, the Hien Luong bridge over the Ben Hai River, and of course the Vinh Moc tunnels, an impressive three-storey underground network where people lived during bombardments. At most of the sights in the DMZ there is little or no English information available.

You can explore the Vietnam DMZ during a three-day Easy Rider DMZ Tour from Phong Nha, ending in Hoi An. Easy Riders are local guides on motobikes, you can pillion or drive yourself if you possess a valid license. Rather drive in the opposite direction? Start your three-day Easy Rider DMZ Tour from Hoi An and finish in Phong Nha. During all DMZ Tours you will also ride on two famous roads, the Hai Van Pass and the Ho Chi Minh Trail.

But hey, don’t take our word for it…

“We did a guided 3 days motorbike tour from Da Lat to Di Linh with Mr. Vu’s company and had an absolutely amazing time far away from the mainstream touristic road. We faced beautiful mountain landscapes, learned a lot about locals – life, numerous plantations and fabrics-, swam in and took a shower at a waterfall and enjoyed amazing local food. A million thanks to our guides Hong and Lukat who made this tour unforgettable – they explained us a lot about local traditions, showed us wonderful and hidden places in the countryside and answered every question. Both (and Mr. Vu himself, too) were super friendly, helpful and flexible, what is highly appreciated. Furthermore, we felt secure at every second on the motorbike – they are profis. We had a marvelous time together and a good laugh at all times with you, guys. Mot hai ba zo and don’t forget about the “silent fox” 🙂 Thanks a lot, all the best for you personell and the company. You do a fantastic job!”

“My friend and I took a 3-day tour from Phong Nha to Hoi An. The tour was amazing and we were so glad we booked it as we have seen a lot of interesting sites which we would not have visited otherwise. There was also a nice alternation between the enjoying nice views, swimming and sites related to the Vietnam war. We had Cuong and Hiep as our guides. They are really good drivers and we’re always very careful. They made us feel comfortable on the motorbike which ensured that we could enjoy the scenery while driving. Also of the motorbike, they looked after us, making sure our hotel room was good, that we enjoyed the food and they gave a lot of explanation at each stop. The tour was so good I would immediately book it again.”

“Mr Vu Rocks! 7 days, HCM to Hoi An via HCM trail. Great route thru Vietnamese backroads with Mr Vu sharing his passion and insights into Vietnamese history, culture, and love for his country was exceptional. You couldn’t ask for a better guide and itinerary. Go Mr Vu!”

“Me and my friend had an amazing time with Jack and LuKa. They tried their hardest to make it an unforgetable experience. 2 days before our long trip we did a day tour in Da Lat and wanted to finish our 4 week trip with an multiple day tour so we picked this one. We never felt unsafe on the motorbike and they drove very carefully. You’ll get to see a lot of things you wouldnt see if you werent on a motorbike trip with these experienced drivers. We stopped at multiple local restaurants where no other tourists stopped and visited some locals at their home. If we could do it over again we would choose multiple tours. Thanks for the amazing experience guys!!”

“I did this motor trip with my friend. We had very nice guides named Viet and dung. They showed us nice places and stopped at beautiful views for pictures. They drived save and they had protecting clothes for us. We liked it very much!!”

“We did have a great day with the easyriders today. We travelled from Hue to Elephant spring, had a great lunch ar Langco beach, then travelled to de Hai Van pass, Danang and Marble mountains. We loved the day also my teenagers loved it. We felt very save and secure. We had helmets and vlotjes. I recommend everybody to book with the easyriders. Thank you for one of the greatest day of our life.”

“We road from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh. We road with Luu, Hoang and Ken and they are so nice and helpful. The whole trip was professional, they are open and they gave us a lot of information about the places we visited! We saw waterfalls, small villages, mountains, tried local food and a lot more! It have been a very exciting tour and it have been a pleasure to be with Luu, Hoang and Ken. We would recommend these guys to all they are the best! Thanks for the amazing tour we hope to see you again!”

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